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Why I believe in Nyah

by Phillip Jerez

Supporting: Nyah Project Ambassadors for Nyah Project

My Team: Advisory Committee

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Welcome to my Nyah Project Ambassador Page!


For many of our students, the ability to see beyond the boundaries of their communities is what awakens their imagination of what's possible for themselves, and for their futures.


As a former High School teacher who also grew up in a low-income community, it disturbed me that some of my students, all who lived in Miami, had not set foot on a beach. I thought about the obstacles that stood in their way -- money, transportation, or even believe that the beach was a space for them, too. The Nyah project seeks to awaken and augment its fellows leadership skills by providing them with a fully funded educational trip abroad and pairing that with coaching as the fellows prepare for the college application process. Having seen two of my former students go through the program and obtain full scholarships to the school of their choice, I decided that I, too, would do everything I could to support the mission of this great endeavor. 

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NEE-YAH

IN SWAHILI, NYAH MEANS PURPOSE.

We provide fellowships for diverse youth from underserved communities to experience worlds beyond them and discover their true purpose.

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OUR WORK


EACH YEAR WE SELECT A TALENTED COHORT OF DIVERSE TEENS FROM UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AS NYAH PROJECT FELLOWS.


We expose them to prominent leaders from the civic, business and professional community, both locally and abroad.  

We provide intensive training in human factor leadership, social entrepreneurship, and experiential learning in amazing international destinations, including Ghana, Costa Rica, South Africa, Indonesia and Namibia.

This connection to new cultures through service and transformative experiences abroad allows the Nyah Project fellows to discover their true leadership potential.

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GIVE A LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY

100% of online donations go towards awakening young leaders through travel and service abroad. 


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